Some Jamaicans living in the UK say they are facing great difficulties under the extensive lockdown.

The nationwide lockdown was imposed in response to mounting cases of COVID 19.

There’s also a new strain of the virus, discovered in the UK, said to be more contagious.

One in 50 people in England is estimated to have the virus.

Paris- Michelle Barrett-Powell is a 2020 Chevening Scholar studying at University of Westminster.

She says the pandemic and the accompanying lockdown has severely affected her mental health.

She says the inability to travel home to visit relatives has made the situation worse.

Paris- Michelle Barrett-Powell, 2020 Chevening Scholar studying at University of Westminster.

In the meantime, Jamaican Diaspora UK Chairman, Dr Kevin Brown, says the pandemic has been a greater threat to members of the black community.

He says he’ll arrange with the Jamaican High Commission to get help for Ms Barrett-Powell.

Dr Brown says he’s not sure if the vaccines will be the silver bullet the government hopes they will be.

Dr Kevin Brown, Jamaican Diaspora UK Chairman. They were speaking last evening on Nationwide News.